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2019 KCYF Mission Week

June 2-8
Building Leaders Through Service

Mission Week is a seven day, six-night mission oriented camping experience for youth who have completed grades 8-12. The group will travel to Denver and perform service work at the Tennyson Center for Children. 

Tennyson Center for Children is dedicated to helping children who have experienced severe abuse, neglect, and/or trauma so they can bravely, and safely, change their life’s story. Read more about the Tennyson Center here.

Transportation and carpooling will be arranged once registrations are recieved.

Campers will sign up for one of two work groups: (1) work at the Tennyson Center and (2) will do various hands on projects around the Denver area. Fun group activities around Denver are scheduled for the evenings.

What to bring:

  • Sturdy work clothes
  • Air mattress & bedding

Meet the Staff:

To be announced.

Want to volunteer? Fill out a volunteer form and return to Topeka Regional office by March 31.

Camp Pictures:

Camp pictures will be posted below for download. See your camp welcome letter, mailed one week prior to the start of your camp session, for your unique camp password or email Jessica Marston, Communications Specialist, and Camp Photographer. 2019 pictures will be available until December 2019.

Cost & Registration:

The registration fee of $335 covers transportation, meals & snacks, lodging, program, and priceless memories!

Register online below or download the Camp Registration and Health Form and mail with payment to the Topeka Regional office. Maximum enrollment is 32 campers.

Note: This charge will appear as some version of SST*CHRISTIANCHUR840559 MOUNT VERNON OH” on your credit card statement

2019 Pre-High Camp

July 15-20

Pre-High camp is a six day, five night camping experience for youth who have completed grade 8. 

Check in begins at 1 p.m. on the first day of camp and closing worship and departure is at 10 a.m. on the last day of camp.

Meet the Staff:

To be announced.

Want to volunteer? Fill out a volunteer form and return to Topeka Regional office by March 31.

Camp Pictures:

Camp pictures will be posted below for download. See your camp welcome letter, mailed one week prior to the start of your camp session, for your unique camp password or email Jessica Marston, Communications Specialist, and Camp Photographer. 2019 pictures will be available until December 2019.

Cost & Registration:

The registration fee covers meals & snacks, lodging, program, and priceless memories! Register before April 30 for $295.  Registrations received after April 30 pay the full price of $335.

Register online below or download the Camp Registration and Health Form and mail with payment to the Topeka Regional Office. Maximum enrollment is 30 campers.

Note: This charge will appear as some version of SST*CHRISTIANCHUR840559 MOUNT VERNON OH” on your credit card statement

2019 Junior Camp

Junior 1: June 4-8
Junior 2: July 9-13

Junior camp is a five day, four camping experience for children who have completed grades 4-5. 

Check in begins at 1 p.m. on the first day of camp and closing worship and departure is at 10 a.m. on the last day of camp.

Meet the Staff:

To be announced.

Want to volunteer? Fill out a volunteer form and return to Topeka Regional office by March 31.

Camp Pictures:

Camp pictures will be posted below for download. See your camp welcome letter, mailed one week prior to the start of your camp session, for your unique camp password or email Jessica Marston, Communications Specialist, and Camp Photographer. 2019 pictures will be available until December 2019.

Cost & Registration:

The registration fee covers meals & snacks, lodging, program, and priceless memories! Register before April 30 for $265.  Registrations received after April 30 pay the full price of $305.

Register online below or download the Camp Registration and Health Form and mail with payment to the Topeka Regional Office. Maximum enrollment is 55 campers for Junior 1 and 35 campers for Junior 2.

Note: This charge will appear as some version of SST*CHRISTIANCHUR840559 MOUNT VERNON OH” on your credit card statement

Register here for Junior 1 – June 4-8

Register here for Junior 2 – July 9-13

2019 Grand Camp

Grand Camp 1: May 30-June 1
Grand Camp 2: June 13-15

Discovery camp is a three day, two night camping experience for grandparents and their grand children of all ages.

Check in begins at 1 p.m. on the first day of camp and closing worship and departure is at 10 a.m. on the last day of camp.

Meet the Staff:

Grand Camp 1:

To be announced.

Grand Camp 2:

To be announced.

Want to volunteer? Fill out a volunteer form and return to Topeka Regional office by March 31.

Camp Pictures:

Camp pictures will be posted below for download. See your camp welcome letter, mailed one week prior to the start of your camp session, for your unique camp password or email Jessica Marston, Communications Specialist, and Camp Photographer. 2019 pictures will be available until December 2019.

Cost & Registration:

The registration fee covers meals & snacks, lodging, program, and priceless memories! Cost $130 for grandparents and $70 for grandchildren.

Register online below or download the Camp Registration and Health Form and mail with payment to the Topeka Regional Office. Maximum enrollment is 60 campers for Grand Camp 1 and 50 campers for Grand Camp 2.

Note: This charge will appear as some version of SST*CHRISTIANCHUR840559 MOUNT VERNON OH” on your credit card statement

Register here for Grand Camp 1 (May 30-June 1)

Register here for Grand Camp 2 (June 13-15)

2019 Equestrian Camps

June 16-22

Equestrian camp is a seven day, six night camping experience for children who have completed grades 4-12. 

Campers will be safe, have fun and learn about the riding and care of horses! They will have access to the “typical church camp program” – and will be bused to Derby (13.5 miles) where they will be under the guidance of Wichita Riding Academy.

Check in begins at 4:30 p.m. on the first day of camp and closing worship and departure is at 10 a.m. on the last day of camp.

For riding, long pants and boots with minimum 2” heel are required; helmets will be provided. Further details provided once registration is received.

Meet the Staff:

To be announced.

Want to volunteer? Fill out a volunteer form and return to Topeka Regional office by March 31.

Camp Pictures:

Camp pictures will be posted below for download. See your camp welcome letter, mailed one week prior to the start of your camp session, for your unique camp password or email Jessica Marston, Communications Specialist, and Camp Photographer. 2019 pictures will be available until December 2019.

Cost & Registration:

The registration fee covers meals & snacks, lodging, program, and priceless memories! Cost is $390.

Register online below or download the Camp Registration and Health Form and mail with payment to the Topeka Regional office. Maximum enrollment is 20 campers.

Campers also need  Equestrian Release Form filled out and brought with them on the first day of camp.

Note: This charge will appear as some version of SST*CHRISTIANCHUR840559 MOUNT VERNON OH” on your credit card statement

Register here for campers who have completed grades 4-7.

Register here for campers who have completed grades 8-12

2019 Discovery Camp

May 28-29

Discovery camp is a overnight camping experience for children who have completed grades kindergarten to 1st grade. 

Check in begins at 1 p.m. on the first day of camp and closing worship and departure is at 10 a.m. on the last day of camp.

Meet the Staff:

To be announced.

Want to volunteer? Fill out a volunteer form and return to Topeka Regional office by March 31.

Camp Pictures:

Camp pictures will be posted below for download. See your camp welcome letter, mailed one week prior to the start of your camp session, for your unique camp password or email Jessica Marston, Communications Specialist, and Camp Photographer. 2019 pictures will be available until December 2019.

Cost & Registration:

The registration fee covers meals & snacks, lodging, program, and priceless memories! Register before April 30 for $95.  Registrations received after April 30 pay the full price of $135.

Register online below or download the Camp Registration and Health Form and mail with payment to the Topeka Regional Office. Maximum enrollment is 45 campers.

Note: This charge will appear as some version of SST*CHRISTIANCHUR840559 MOUNT VERNON OH” on your credit card statement

2019 Chi Rho Camp

Chi Rho 1: June 3-8
Chi Rho 2: July 15-20

Chi Rho camp is a six day, 5 night camping experience for youth who have completed grades 6 and 7. 

Check in begins at 1 p.m. on the first day of camp and closing worship and departure is at 10 a.m. on the last day of camp.

Meet the Staff:

Chi Rho 1:

To be announced.

Chi Rho 2:

To be announced.

Want to volunteer? Fill out a volunteer form and return to Topeka Regional office by March 31.

Camp Pictures:

Camp pictures will be posted below for download. See your camp welcome letter, mailed one week prior to the start of your camp session, for your unique camp password or email Jessica Marston, Communications Specialist, and Camp Photographer. 2019 pictures will be available until December 2019.

Cost & Registration:

The registration fee covers meals & snacks, lodging, program, and priceless memories! Register before April 30 for $295.  Registrations received after April 30 pay the full price of $335.

Register online below or download the Camp Registration and Health Form and mail with payment to the Topeka Regional Office. Maximum enrollment is 65 campers for Chi Rho 1 and 35 campers for Chi Rho 2.

Note: This charge will appear as some version of SST*CHRISTIANCHUR840559 MOUNT VERNON OH” on your credit card statement

Register here for Chi Rho 1 (June 3-8)

Register here for Chi Rho 2 (July 15-20)

2019 Primary Camp

Primary 1: May 28-30
Primary 2: June 10-12

Primary camp is a three day, two night, camping experience for children who have completed grades 2-3. 

Check in begins at 1 p.m. on the first day of camp and closing worship and departure is at 10 a.m. on the last day of camp.

Meet the Staff:

Primary 1

To be announced.

Want to volunteer? Fill out a volunteer form and return to Topeka Regional office by March 31.

Primary 2

To be announced.

Want to volunteer? Fill out a volunteer form and return to Topeka Regional office by March 31.

Camp Pictures:

Camp pictures will be posted below for download. See your camp welcome letter, mailed one week prior to the start of your camp session, for your unique camp password or email Jessica Marston, Communications Specialist, and Camp Photographer. 2018 pictures will be available until December 2019.

Cost & Registration:

The registration fee covers meals & snacks, lodging, program, and priceless memories! Register before April 30 for $295.  Registrations received after April 30 pay the full price of $335.

Register online below or download the Camp Registration and Health Form and mail with payment to the Topeka Regional Office. Maximum enrollment is 45 campers.

Note: This charge will appear as some version of SST*CHRISTIANCHUR840559 MOUNT VERNON OH” on your credit card statement

Register here for Primary 1 (May 28-30)

Register here for Primary 2 (June 10-12)

What’s Next at Camp T?

Thank you to everyone who helped build the caretaker’s house at Camp Tawakoni. It was a huge success and our caretaker family enjoys it. The old house has been torn down and  the ground smoothed out. It’s simpler to find the Administration Building now, where the South Central Regional office is located.

With this behind us, the new shower house and fence at the pool is next. We want to finish it before the 2019 camping season, with volunteer efforts! Camp Tawakoni Mission Week is planned for April 7 – 13. Food and lodging will be provided.

We have jobs for several different crews for the week:

1. Finish the shower building – the floor and walls constructed by our contractor.

2. Build the new fence around the pool.

3. Build 6 beds – materials provided

4. Do electrical work.

5. Do plumbing.

6. General maintenance, to prepare for the summer camp season.

What a great way to be the hands and feet of Jesus, by giving to the camp without an outlay of funds from you. For more information, Contact Vern Failor, 785-231-3960, or Topeka Regional office, 785-266-2914.

Preparing Your Church For Winter

Christmas and eggnog may be on your mind, but now’s the time to think about protecting your church against damage from snow, ice, and freezing temperatures.

Knowing what to do and when can help you avoid losses. Disciples Church Extension Fund (DCEF) helps congregations plan and finance Holy Places to be used for ministry, so they know our way around churches. Here’s a snippet from their winter maintenance guide:

Pipes:

Know where and how to shut off the main water valve.

Use insulation on water pipes that are exposed to freezing temperatures, cold drafts, and unheated or non-insulated areas.

Close windows near water pipes and cover open-air vents.

When temperatures drop really low, turn interior faucets to a slow drip. 

Roof and Gutters

Search for cracking, blistering, cupping, peeling, or loss of granules on asphalt shingles.

Check drains, downspouts, gutters, and valleys to see that nothing prevents water from draining off.

Lead roof runoff away from the foundation. 

Ice Dam Prevention

Ensure the attic has sufficient insulation and ventilation. Seal other attic openings.

Using a snow rake to clear snow 2-3 feet back from all roof edges. 

For the rest of DCEF’s guide, including tips on heaters, plants, and walkways, visit disciplescef.org.